Essay The Necklace, A Woman By The Name Of Mine

1402 Words Mar 18th, 2016 6 Pages
A well known motivational speaker once said, “Be grateful for what you have and stop complaining - it bores everybody else, does you no good, and doesn 't solve any problems” (Ziglar). Greed can cause a lot of problems. In the short story, “The Necklace”, a woman by the name of Mine. Loisel gets invited to a party however creates multiple reasons to not go. The short story, “The Necklace”, begins when the main character known as Mine. Loisel gets invited to a party, and borrows a diamond necklace from her friend Mme. Forestier. She eventually loses it during the event, and she hastily then decides to find extra work in order to pay off her debt that she received from purchasing a new necklace for her friend. After years of difficult work, Mine. Loisel decides to tell Mme. Forestier the truth about losing it. However she finds out that the necklace she received years ago was a fake and was worthless. In another short story,“The False Gems,” Monsieur Lantin and his wife weren 't poor, but they weren 't rich either. When Monsieur Lantin’s wife died everything changed. He became poor and barely ever having enough money to buy food for himself. One day he decides to take in his wife 's “fake” jewelry to see if he could get anything for them. In result of this, Monsieur Lantin was informed that the jewels were in fact real and not fakes. After this information he started thinking about how his wife could afford all of this jewelry, and for the two of them still be living in…

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